Dutch wire-tapping grew fast, in 2009 Justice and the AIVD tapped more than 3350 known internet & Vo-IP connections.
Tapping by the Dutch government has exploded the last years. In 2009 there were 335 internet taps placed on a number of 1.5 million connected users.
The average time of a internet tap was 27 days. This according to the figures that Webwereld has obtained from the National Management Foundation Organization Internet Providers (NBIP).
NBIP provides internet taps for 59 ISPs. The exact number of internet tap requests is still unknown.
Years ago the tapping rate in the Netherlands was 69 taps placed on a number of 1.5 million users. In 2009 this number is 335 this is a increase of 335 percent. The number of tap days increased significantly, from 2402 to 8920 an increase of 271 percent.
So far it is unknown how many Internet taps the Justice has placed in the Netherlands. The Minister Hirsch Ballin of Justice announced last November (2009) that the National Police will register the taps nationwide from 1 January.
The minister also promised to publish the data periodically. This is already happening with telephone tapping.
How often the AIVD and MIVD taps remains secret.